Jared’s Journey: A powerful Conversion Therapy Survivor Story

When Jared Dixon worked up the courage to come out to his parents it didn’t go well. His father said that being gay was “abnormal.” His mother and father began pressuring Jared to try “ex-gay” conversion therapy. This is a discredited practice that falsely claims to change sexual orientation or gender identity through prayer or […]

Former ‘Ex-Gay’ Leader Takes Bandages off Eyes

In 2012, then-Exodus President Alan Chambers decided to abandon the “ex-gay” industry. He said no one changes and it harms people. “It was the continual unwrapping of the bandages around my eyes. My [gay] feelings haven’t changed and nobody else’s feelings that I ever met have changed. It began to chip away my belief that […]

WATCH NOW: Former Ex-Lesbian Leader Denounces Conversion Programs

Yvette Cantu Schneider worked as a policy analyst at the Family Research Council (1998-2001). She ran an ex-gay ministry in Virginia called “Grace Christian Fellowship and was a consultant for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (2001-2007). Yvette was a speaker at Focus on the Family’s “ex-gay” roadshow Love Won Out. She was the Director of Women’s […]

A Mom’s Warning: ‘Ex-Gay’ Conversion Programs Destroy Families

Susan Stanskas is a mom who discusses how ‘ex-gay’ organizations divide families – in the name of family values – and even cause some gay teenagers to commit suicide. In this video, she urges parents to accept their gay and lesbian children and warns about the harm done by rejecting them.

Patrick McAlvey: I was Exploited as a Teen by ‘Ex-gay’ Conversion Therapist

Patrick McAlvey entered therapy to change his sexual orientation at the age of 19. His former counselor, Mike Jones, was the director of Corduroy Stone, an affiliate of now-defunct Exodus International. He originally met Jones after he spoke at a Church youth ministry, while McAlvey was still in Middle School. The two connected years later, […]